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LoveDover appoints two more trustees to help regenerate town centre buildings

Thursday, 6 July 2017
Two more trustees have been appointed by a charity which aims to bring potentially empty buildings in Dover back into use.

The trustees of LoveDover who are now working on plans for the future of Dickens Corner and are considering other properties which may be empty in the town centre.
The trustees of LoveDover who are now working on plans for the future of Dickens Corner and are considering other properties which may be empty in the town centre.
LoveDover now has a full complement of trustees who are currently working on plans to keep Dickens Corner, in the Market Square, open for business when the café manager retires later this year.

And they are looking for other empty, or potentially empty, shops which can be renovated and returned to use.

The two new trustees are former head of port development at Dover Nigel Bodell and retired IT professional Barry Rolfe.

Mr Bodell, a chartered building surveyor, spent 35 years working at the Port of Dover. He was programme manager for the Western Docks redevelopment scheme, and has also been involved in the planning of other ports around the world. A member of the design team for the Master Plan for Dover, Mr Bodell now runs his own port consultancy business.

Mr Rolfe spent 40 years working in the insurance industry with responsibility for the London market insurance processing software for several companies. He has previous experience as treasurer and auditor for voluntary organisations and has been appointed as treasurer of LoveDover.

They join Dover Mayor Cllr Neil Rix, Town Clerk Allison Burton, who is also the secretary, estate agent Simon Crowley, former academy managing director and Emmaus vice-chairman Anne Angell, former Mayor and community interest company director Cllr Sue Jones, construction site manager and town councillor John Lamoon, and retired journalist Graham Tutthill, who is LoveDover's chairman.

"Our trustees have a wealth of experience which can be used to benefit Dover, and we are grateful to them all for volunteering their time to help improve Dover town centre," said Mr Tutthill.

"We are grateful to all those who applied to be trustees, and we are sorry we had to turn some of them down because we were looking for specific skills.

"The town faces a series of challenges, and we hope that LoveDover can make at least a small contribution to helping overcome some of them."

LoveDover can be contacted by email at info@lovedover.org.

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